Wine 101

The purpose of this section is to impart a basic understanding of wine for newcomers and anyone mystified by the endless rows of different wines on store shelves and restaurant wine lists. Part of the fun of wine lies in how many different varieties and styles of wine there are to choose from, sample, and distinguishing the different characteristics of one wine from another. The most important piece is to remember is to slow down, listen to what your nose and taste buds tell you, savor and have fun; the sound of a cork being pulled from a bottle should bring a smile across your face. In many parts of the world you are simply asked what colour of wine you would prefer and voila into any kind of glass it goes, with no pomp and circumstance. So read on, drink wine, enjoy wine and have fun.